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Sunday, May 15, 2016

King St Wharf - Sydney Sketch Club

Sydney Sketch Club enjoyed sketching around in Darling Harbour. Wonderful to try different subjects that I used to do. It refreshes heart under sunshine. Many historical vessels are at Australian National Maritime Museum. HMS Endeavour is a tall ship, yes Captain Cook. I've loved tall ships since childhood. In a primary school time, I read "Treasure Island," "Moby-Dick" and "The Mutiny on the Bounty." The illustrations charmed me. A book can change a child's future direction. Do you know Jane Goodall (I'm her big fan!) and her episode of the book, "Tarzan" in a childhood? Young Jane thought, "I can do better than that Jane in the story!" She has become a pioneer to protect chimpanzees in Africa and a world leading environmentalist. Unfortunately, young Sadami could not join the crew on a ship. Instead of sailing a sea on a tall ship, I've embarked on visual art and creation. My dream is becoming true.     
 HMS Endeavour, Captain Cook *HMS = His Majesty's Bark
A next sketch is a destroyer, named "HMAS Vampire" It sounds a bit scary though, today, the fighting ship is the largest museum vessel. Can you see a tiny red on the ship? It's the mark of a vampire. Although a gun ship is not a favourite subject, this almost monotone subject interested me nearly in the evening. When I finished the sketch after 5 o'clock, a kind lady security took me into the area to show me the emblem of a vampire. "If you like, add it!" Oh, sweet and it helped to add an "accent" in the greenish work! That's the beauty of sketching that always brings me friendship and opens conversations with others. So, I love to sketch outside and join group activities. 
HMAS Vampire (*HMAS = Her or His Majesty's Australian Ship)
Many of us sketched "Puddle Steamer, Sydney Showboat." This showboat reminded me of an old song of a showboat gambler. I was singing or humming it. That's another beauty of sketching. It makes us happy and lifts us up. Sketch Club members enjoyed show-and-tell and lunch. It's nice to get advice from experienced artists. He, a former architecture teacher at an art school, inspired us lot and answered our questions at a lunch table. Great! 
At the same time, it's very important to listen to heart. A showboat did not excite me and turned out dull. I moved onto the interesting subjects. In a loose style, brush strokes are the lesser, the better. In the showboat, I put too many brushes and messed it up. The results show a clear difference. I feel I'm blessed to work on favourite subjects. 


In Sydney, you can sketch many different ships. It is wonderful to do plein air in an autumn soft breeze. Some people ask me about materials and stuff for plain air sketching. It's easy. Just bring yourself, paper and some paints or pencils. Thinking too much is counter-productive. The point is "Just do it" and make friends with others.    







Friends, Happy Painting!  


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22 comments:

  1. Nice to hear about all the story around your sketches, and you know what, I love Jane too ! What a great woman! Our next project for our futur sketch walk to Isabelle and me is to paint boats...see you soon dear Sadami

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    1. Thank u, Lydie! and happy to know you, too, admire Jane!! I hope you will enjoy sketching with Isabelle. I look forward to you and Isabelle's sketches. Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. Sadami, no sé si sabes que soy un enamorado de la mar y de todo tipo de embarcaciones. Especialmente los antiguos. Tengo dibujados todos los veleros, galeones y barcos antiguos que surcan por estas tierras. En cuanto viene uno, voy corriendo a dibujarlo. Tengo muchos. No los expongo en mis blogs tradicionales, pero algún día lo haré. Los expongo en FACEBOOK.
    En cuanto he visto este magnífico barco que hoy nos enseñas, me han saltado los ojos y me he interesado en tu pintura. Es fantástico. Los demás que presentas en el blog son maravillosos. Lástima no estar en tu país, porque estaría el día dibujándolos.
    Te felicito. uN fuerte abrazo.

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    1. Gracias, Joshemari, para una amable respuesta! Sí, sé que amas a los buques de altura, también. Si se llega a Sydney, te llevo a Darling Harbour y visitar Australian National Maritime Museum. Estoy seguro de que realmente va a disfrutar de ella. Compruebe la información del museo por Google. Hay muchos vasos que incluyen un submarino en su colección que están en el mar! Si viene, vamos a esbozar juntos. Los mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you, Joshemari, for a kind response! Yes, I know you love tall ships, too. If you come to Sydney, I'll take you to Darling Harbour and visit Australian National Maritime Museum. I'm sure you'll really enjoy it. Check the information of the museum by Google. There are many vessels that include a submarine in their collection that are on the sea! If you come, let's sketch them together. Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>> Joshemari said...
      Sadami do not know if you know I'm in love with the sea and all kinds of boats. Especially the old ones. I have drawn all sailboats, ancient galleons and ships that ply these lands. As one comes, I run to draw. I have many. I will not discuss in my traditional blogs, but someday I will. I expound on FACEBOOK.
      As I have seen this magnificent ship that teach us today, I would have jumped eyes and I have been interested in your painting. It's fantastic. Others that show in the blog are wonderful. Pity not be in your country, because it would be the day drawing them.
      Congratulations. a hug.

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    2. He visitado el AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME y he pasado unos momentos muy agradables y me encantaría venir a ese Museo y dibujar contigo, la réplica del HM Bark Endeavour de James Cook. Es una maravilla de barco, así como otros que también he visto. Tú lo has pintado muy bien Sadami. Haymucha historia en ese Museo!! Creo que tengo ya muchos años para desplazarme hasta Sidney...
      Gracias.

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    3. Gracias, Joshemari! Es bueno saber que usted ha venido aquí antes. En cualquier momento y venir de ganancia. Cuando visito España, me gustaría esbozar los buques de altura con usted. Los mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you, Joshemari! Good to know that you've come here before. Anytime, come over gain. When I visit Spain, I'd like to sketch tall ships with you. Best wishes, Sadami

      >>> Joshemari,
      I visited the Australian National Maritime and have spent a very pleasant time and would love to come to this museum and draw you, the HM Bark Endeavour replica of James Cook. It's a wonder boat and others who've seen. You have painted it very well Sadami. Haymucha history at the Museum !! I think I have many years to commute to Sydney ...
      Thank you.

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  3. The sketches are absolutely outstanding Sadami! ...I would love to see more sketches of ships from you....what talent you have...I agree with everything that Josh just said! Go Girl!!!

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    1. Thank you, Hilda! Your pastel portraits are so lovely, elegant and very humane. I'm sure people love your work so much. Keep up your wonderful work. Best wishes, Sadami

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  4. I love your ships, Sadami! I am a big fan of Jane Goodall too, she is a wonderful lady.

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    1. Thank you so much, Judy! I attended her lecture at Sydney uni. It was wonderful and moved audience. She's my super hero. Best wishes, Sadami

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  5. Dear Sadami your sketches of these ships are amazing. Great advice too about just doing it. Hugs!

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    1. Debby, thank you!! Yes, let's enjoy drawing. "Draw, draw, draw your head off," is my another motto. Hugs, Sadami

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  6. Beautiful and magnificent sketches, Sadami! I really appreciate and admire your talent.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! Your positive and wise quotes in your blog make visitors happy. Keep up. Best wishes, smile, Sadami

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  7. I am amazed at how beautiful you made the big "grey" ship - lovely water blossoms add interest and the colors you chose are wonderful! You've taken something not pretty and made it pretty because it interested you and you put yourself there :) Thanks for sharing all the paintings - the top two are my favorites and you explained how you were not interested that much in the paddle-wheeler at all.

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda! Yes, sketch club members praise at my "big grey ship" rather than the tall ship. Very happy to know that you've realised my struggle/attempt, changing a colour. Like you said that the original colour is nearly grey which dulls viewers. So, I changed it. I only had thirty minutes maximum to finish the fighting ship on A4. I let my brush dance and minimised brush strokes. It worked out and even water blossoms. A good lesson, the fewer brush strokes and "listen to my own drawing." Cheers, wink, wink, Sadami

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  8. I saw a program on Jane Goodall just the other day and she said no scientist took her seriously, calling her the cover girl of the primates - but she continued and grew and learned and now she is the expert in her field! So...sometimes we have to know, inside, what is right for us and continue, even without support from colleagues.

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    1. Yes, Jane is the lady of guts and a strong will. Her enthusiasm opened a door and paved a way for herself, which touches audience. Amazing lady. Like you said, listen to heart and self trust is important. At the same time, we need balance to look at ourselves subjectively and objectively. Today, she is the expert and her institution, also, is devoted to young people, a next generation. Her speech was full of humour, passion, want for social justice, humanism. Cheers, best wishes, Sadami

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  9. ciao Sadami, scusa se sono poco presente nel blog, ma seguo i tuoi lavori sempre belli e freschi e mi fa piacere che anche tu segui i miei.
    A presto, abbracci, Floriana

    I try to translate: sorry if I don't use my blog often, but I came many times to see your works that are beatiful e immediate and I am happy that also you looks my works.
    abbracci, Floriana

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    1. Grazie, Floriana! Anche a me, amo il vostro lavoro e di visitare il tuo blog. Mantenere il vostro bel lavoro. Si prega di fare attenzione. I migliori auguri, Sadami

      Thank you, Floriana! Me, too, love your work and always visit your blog. Keep up your beautiful work. Please take care. Best wishes, Sadami

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  10. Hello Sadami, it has been a long time since I visited the blogs but I am back again and so glad I came across your blog again. I wonder who gets to name the ships. Does he or she have a sense of humor? Or maybe HMAS Vampire because it's a killer of a ship, huh! I am always so glad to visit your blog and will once again become a follower. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you very much for your visiting and supporting. I appreciate your kindness. The names of ships are very interesting and historical. It would be good research to know who named ships. I hope you will enjoy the blog. Best wishes, Sadami

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